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PROFESSOR BERMAN event at the Minneapolis Central Library with Jay Weiner

When Nov 16, 2019
from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Where Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
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Professor Berman (Hy Berman with Jay Weiner)Jay Weiner will be at the Minneapolis Central Library on Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of his new book, Professor Berman: The Last Lecture of Minnesota's Greatest Public Historian.


Professor Hy Berman was, by most accounts, the face of public history in Minnesota for decades—a popular university professor, political observer, and familiar presence on PBS’s Almanac. Here readers encounter the Berman audiences and students loved, telling stories that are a close-up view of Minnesota history and a conversational self-portrait of a man often in the middle of that history.


"Professor Hy Berman’s ‘Last Lecture’ is an incredible lesson for anyone interested in Minnesota and Jewish history.  His stories are captivating, and details of his personal relationships, conversations, and experiences bring alive facts of history we all learned but never truly understood. This book should be required reading for any student of history—that is, each and every one of us." —Marcia Zimmerman, Alvin and June Perlman Senior Rabbinic Chair, Temple Israel, Minneapolis


"Hy Berman became the embodiment of what is best in Minnesota and its land-grant university. He lived, taught, modeled, and preached egalitarianism, public citizenship, intellectual honesty, and humility. Jay Weiner has done a great service to both history and letters in elegantly weaving this autobiography from the brilliant, vivid miscellany of writings and interviews that Berman left behind at his death." —Samuel G. Freedman, author of Letters to a Young Journalist 

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